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Difficulty II
Length 0 Miles
Gauge AMERICAN R A FAIR OAKS CA
Flow Range 1400 - 3100 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 22 minutes ago 9540 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/24/2008 2:13 am

River Description


Ideal levels for the San Juan hole are between 1,400 and 3,100 cfs with 2,100 cfs primo. At 1,400 cfs it is a shallow, rocky and sticky hole; at 2,100 cfs it is a gently retentive hole that is great for cartwheels and loops; at 3,100 cfs it is a very fast wave with a foam pile that still gives up spins, blunts and an end or two.

See the bottom of Bill Tuthill's California Creekin' American River Main Stem for directions to the put-in/take-out of this park 'n play spot. See also the Sacramento County Park Department's directions to the Rossmoor Bar access area (one of Bill's suggested put-ins).

There have been multiple reports of break-ins at the put-in/take-out parking area so it would be wise to take Bill's advise and leave nothing valuable in your car.

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AMERICAN R A FAIR OAKS CA
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9540 cfs 00h22m n/a
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